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 Post subject: Stained glass radio cabinet?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 04, 2018 2:44 am 
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Happened to see a radio on that auction site where the cabinet
was made of stained glass. I believe the name of the company was
Radio Glow or similar. It was unique to say the least!

Got me thinking this would be a fun project. Have a couple of older
AA5 chassis laying around and a friends wife is into stained glass.
My current thinking is to use a wood top and base with slots
routed in the wood to accept the glass. A clear panel for the dial
and two holes drilled (using a diamond drill) for the controls.
Mount the speaker in the base facing down and use small
blocks of wood to raise the base up a bit so the speaker
can do its thing. Backlight the glass panels with #44 bulbs (dimmed).
A lot of fun could be had mixing and matching colors!

Has anyone tried something like this? Or is this yet another bonehead
idea?
Steve

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 Post subject: Re: Stained glass radio cabinet?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 04, 2018 3:08 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Stained glass radio cabinet?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 04, 2018 4:17 am 
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https://www.google.com/search?q=radio+g ... 7I4FbnsBMM:


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 Post subject: Re: Stained glass radio cabinet?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 04, 2018 8:22 am 
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Ugly things to my eye :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Stained glass radio cabinet?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 04, 2018 12:57 pm 
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Now if I can get the wife to make one. I have a few radios with very damaged cabinets. Drilling the glass could be the hardest part, wasn't the trick to drill with a special bit and use turpentine?


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 Post subject: Re: Stained glass radio cabinet?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 04, 2018 2:09 pm 
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Alan Douglas rebuilt a homemade glass paneled battery set he recovered from his local land fill. He used brass/copper tubing in a slow drill with lapping compound to drill the holes for the front controls.

Be cautious if the radio is an AC/DC chassis...

Chas

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 Post subject: Re: Stained glass radio cabinet?
PostPosted: Oct Thu 04, 2018 4:12 pm 
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Timco-Dd6-Wet- ... 2487283382

This is what I used to drill some holes in glass. Worked fine.

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 Post subject: Re: Stained glass radio cabinet?
PostPosted: Oct Sun 07, 2018 4:09 am 
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Hello guys,
I thought doing that but with plexy glass to have a working set to show the students in my classroom the inside of a working radio
Sincerely Rich


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 Post subject: Re: Stained glass radio cabinet?
PostPosted: Oct Sun 07, 2018 4:17 am 
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zarco wrote:
Happened to see a radio on that auction site where the cabinet
was made of stained glass. I believe the name of the company was
Radio Glow or similar. It was unique to say the least!

Got me thinking this would be a fun project. Have a couple of older
AA5 chassis laying around and a friends wife is into stained glass.
My current thinking is to use a wood top and base with slots
routed in the wood to accept the glass. A clear panel for the dial
and two holes drilled (using a diamond drill) for the controls.
Mount the speaker in the base facing down and use small
blocks of wood to raise the base up a bit so the speaker
can do its thing. Backlight the glass panels with #44 bulbs (dimmed).
A lot of fun could be had mixing and matching colors!

Has anyone tried something like this? Or is this yet another bonehead
idea?
Steve

I think it's a good idea, but I would suggest mounting the speaker at the top, facing up.

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